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LCD Soundsystem at Coachella
Sharper than ever: LCD Soundsystem nowhere near losing their edge close out day one of Coachella

LCD Soundsystem Despite its habit for brewing up freak wind and dust storms, Coachella Weekend One was kicked off to a head-rushing start despite an hour-long delay that left festival attendees stranded outside the main gates. Once those gates opened however, a constant stream of music lovers poured into the festival grounds to catch the […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: The Dead Ships — a ripe dose of rock ‘n’ roll for your soul

Los Angeles indie rock band The Dead Ships have had a helluva start to 2016. They were added to the Coachella lineup around the time it came out. While trying to track down a contact number for the band and even having his Coachella family reach out to those that may have The Dead Ships […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Coachella 2016 Set Times Announced — a few important DOs and DON’TS

Coachella 2016 set times have been announced for weekend 1! If you’re headed to the desert this weekend to make your annual pilgrimage to Indio, you can now schedule your live music consumption accordingly. While schedule collisions appear to be minimal this year, there are some significant ones. Will you catch Savages over G-Eazy on […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: Anderson .Paak

Oxnard rapper Anderson .Paak is poised to have a monster 2016 — and it couldn’t be happening to a harder-working guy. Paak is part black and part Korean, giving him a different viewpoint from many within his genre. His 2016 album Malibu is one of the year’s best so far and much of the lyrical content of […]

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Miami Horror
Must-See Coachella Undercard: Miami Horror — delivering a delicious dose of nu-disco experimentalism

Out of all the countless attempts by electro-pop artists to tap into the bygone and now mythical energy of 1970s and 80s dance floors, Miami Horror has become a stand out troupe that appears innately stuck in the past. Led by producer Benjamin Plant, the quartet displays an almost ungodly, intimate understanding of decade-old trends […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: DMA’s – Aussies with a Britpop punch

If you’ve been holding your breath for Oasis to make a return since breaking up almost a decade ago, you can exhale. No, the Gallagher brothers haven’t patched things up and announced they’re back together, but there’s another band ready to continue the Britpop legacy that Oasis helped build. The intriguing thing is these guys […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: Låpsley — the new face of power pop ballads

There are really only two things you need to know about Coachella lineup honoree Låpsley; one, her powerful pop ballads are one of the most exciting things that have happened this year so far, and two, she enjoys yachting. The British singer/songwriter spent much of 2015 releasing a number of tracks, the first four of […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: Girlpool — raw, punk-rock lyricisms meets bare folk melodies

Looking at Coachella’s [insert virtually any year] lineup can be a lot like staring into the sun. Sure, we can all agree it’s pretty brilliant for various reasons, but sometimes that many names on a bill can be blinding as you attempt to read through all the small print. And oftentimes, it’s the tiny names at […]

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Haelos
Must-See Coachella Undercard: HÆLOS — dark, sexy electro pop that will give you release

While marveling at this year’s Coachella lineup, you may have noticed an influx of undercard acts; bands that you’ve never even heard of. True to Cochella’s old form, where the festival was once all about music discovery and showcasing lesser known acts, we’re really excited about the acts placed on the Coachella flyer where you […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Coachella 2016: finally moving away from being a boys’ club?

Feature written by Mark E. Ortega According to an April 2013 Buzzfeed article, Coachella hadn’t seen a ratio of male-fronted acts to female-fronted ones below 80% since 2008. Last year, female-fronted acts represented less than 16% of the lineup with names like Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Jenny Lewis and St. Vincent being some […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |